Vote for Wichelstowe!
"Wichelstowe is a mixed-use development in Swindon for up to 4500 homes, new schools, retail and employment uses, surrounded by 275 acres of open space. The Canalside Infrastructure Works have facilitated the creation of an active and vibrant centre for the existing and growing community of Wichelstowe, providing access to retail, amenities and educational establishments... Besides the economic and social benefits to the local community, the restored section of the canal has enhanced a key foraging and movement corridor for wildlife. With the opposite bank being naturalised with a marginal shelf, aquatic planting and an ecology zone providing native planting." - ICE Wilchelstowe: Canalside Infrastructure Works information document.
The development at Wichelstowe is one of 12 shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers for their South West's best Civil Engineering project. Please click here to visit their website, find out more and vote; you'll need to scroll down to the bottom, as they're listed alphabetically. If you feel this wonderful development deserves the award, PLEASE VOTE! Voting closes on July 18th, so do it now!!
To learn more about the Wichelstowe development, you can also visit their dedicated website wichelstowe.co.uk